Cheapter or Better Alternatives?
Sometimes a traditional textbook fits a class beautifully. Sometimes not.
Students are concerned about outrageous costs.
Faculty are concerned about textbook content not quite matching class goals or lacking multimedia options that might most effectively teach certain concepts.
This guide offers alternatives that may offer flexibility, low cost or both.
Some (quality) tightwad alternatives to pricey textbooks:
Integrate relevant writings, images, and media into your course by linking to them or embedding them in online learning environments, including Canvas, Blackboard, and D2L, or on a Library guide created for your class.
Many materials supplied by the Library will have unique stable URL's or embed codes. If you can use a hand with selecting or connecting to resources contact an Auraria Librarian. Materials you might link/embed include:
In addition to major open educational resource collections, locate more free educational resources by searching the Web and combining a word or phrase describing the topic being taught with one of these keyword combinations:.
Example: Combining the words educational resources and environment.